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What is bilateral coordination?

Bilateral coordination is something we all use every day. It is the smooth and fluid coordination of both sides of our body at the same time. Examples of activities that required bilateral coordination are walking, skipping, cutting/gluing for craft activities, getting dressed, and many more! There are lots of creative ways to work on bilateral coordination! You could blow bubbles and clap your hands together to pop them, string beads onto pipe cleaners to make caterpillars, or play hopscotch! Interested in more ways to work on bilateral coordination? Contact Cogwheel Clinic today! Shoot us an email at contact@cogwheelclinic.com or give us a call at (425)-748-7000

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Did you know that “language” is different from “speech”?

If you or your child visit a speech-language pathologist, the differences between receiving “speech” therapy or “language” therapy can get confusing.  Speech is a verbal way of communicating, and depends on how we make sounds in patterns that are understood by those around us.  Language is made up of a socially shared code of rules that include how words go together grammatically, what words mean, how to make new words (pre+test=pretest), and how to use communication socially. If you want to learn more or inquire about our speech and language therapy services, contact Cogwheel Clinic today! Reach us by email at contact@cogwheelclinic.com or by phone at (425)-748-7000

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What is “W” sitting?

“W” sitting refers to the non-neutral sitting style where knees are pointing outwards. This type of sitting forces the knees and hips to adapt to intense and abnormal pressure that is now being placed on the joints. Children who demonstrate this type of sitting typically have tightness in their hips. This type of sitting style tends to be common among younger children or children who have weak muscles and can become problematic as life progresses. It increases difficulties with balance, walking, running, and the ability to demonstrate an appropriate neutral seated posture. Want to learn more? Contact Cogwheel Clinic today! Reach us by email at contact@cogwheelclinic.com or by phone at (425)-748-7000

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It is important for everyone to have a voice

For communicators who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication, speech output is typically either prerecorded or fed through a voice synthesizer that sometimes sounds generic.  However, pioneers at “VocaliD” are using speech science technology and the power of crowdsourcing to help shape vocal identities and evolve digital voices.  Want to donate the qualities of your voice to the “Voicebank”? All you need is a computer with internet connection and a built in microphone, then head on over to www.vocalid.co/voicebank . Want to learn more? Contact Cogwheel Clinic today! Reach us by email at contact@cogwheelclinic.com or by phone at (425)-748-7000.

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